While we believe that the following information regarding the medical malpractice laws in the various states of the United States was accurate when written, laws in various states do change over time and you should not rely on the information below but rather seek the advice of a knowledgeable and competent medical malpractice lawyer in your state regarding the current and relevant medical malpractice laws in your state. The information below is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
There is a limit on noneconomic damages in the amount of $350,000. The statute of limitations is three years from injury or one year from reasonable discovery. There is several liability only (no joint liability). Attorney fees are limited to 40% of the first $50,000, one-third of the next $50,000, 25% of the next $500,000, and 15% of the amount above $600,000. Periodic payments are required upon request of a party if the future damages exceed $50,000. The parties and their representatives are required to attend and participate in a settlement conference. A supporting affidavit must be filed when the lawsuit is filed from an expert who practices or has practiced in an area substantially similar to that of the defendant at the time of the incident.